At LEAD16 in March of this year, the national Royal
Rangers office announced changes to the Adventure Rangers
advancement system and to the earning of the Gold Medal of
The GMA is now no longer part of the Adventure Rangers
advancement system. To earn the GMA moving forward, a boy
will have to have earned the highest award in any TWO age
groups, excluding Ranger Kids.
A new award known as the GMA with Merit is earned by boys
that have earned the highest award in any THREE age groups
including Ranger Kids.
The Honor GMA has been renamed to the GMA with Honors and
is awarded to boys that have earned the highest award in all
FOUR age groups.
The GMA, GMA with Merit, and GMA with Honors is
considered a single award and is represented by the
traditional GMA insignia. The "merit" distinction wears a
single start on the GMA ribbon while the "honors"
distinction wears two stars.
The three annual awards for Adventure Rangers have been
It is important to note, that if boys are close to
earning the 2010 GMA under the current system, they MUST be
finished by 12/31/16, otherwise they will have to earn it
under the 2016 requirements.
information on all of the changes to the Adventure
Rangers advancement system and the 2016 GMA requirements can
be found on the national Royal Rangers web site.
Starting again this year, we
would like to encourage commanders around North
Texas to pray at 9:00 p.m. each Thursday for the
Royal Rangers Ministry in North Texas.
Please join the district
staff as they pray every Thursday as they shower
heaven with praises and thanksgiving for all the
Lord has given us charge over. After this, lets
thank Him for our leaders in this great District and
the boys he has given us to train. Lets petition the
Lord for more leaders and boys to help us further
His great Work! Lets pray for our camp and all
things needed to help in our journey towards
greatness in this wonderful ministry! Again, lets
thank the Lord for all He has given us charge over
and being our Champion, Savior, Provider, healer,
Please join others leaders at 9
p.m. Thursdays and Pray.